Nia Barnes
Nia Barnes


West Orange, N.J.

High School:
West Orange




Hakansson Breaks School Record, Wins Hammer Throw on Day One of Alabama Relays



Batson, Green Win SEC Titles for Alabama in Final Day of SEC Indoor Championships

Alabama's Men's Team Finished Fourth, Women's Team Finished 10th


Burks and Paine Win in Alabama's First Day at Tyson Invitational

Senior Alexis Paine won the invitational pole vault with a mark of 4.20 meters (13-9.25).


Fondren's High Jump Win Leads Alabama On First Day At Kentucky

Led by Justin Fondren's first-place finish in high jump, Alabama earned six top-5 finishes


Hakansson's School Record Headlines Crimson Tide at Auburn Invitational

2014 Indoor Season
Placed eighth in the weight throw at the SEC Championships with a mark of 61-8 1/2 ... set a personal record weight throw of 66-5 1/4 at the Tyson Invitational to place fourth ... finished fifth in the weight throw with a mark of 66-2 1/2 at the Indiana Relays ...threw a mark of 64-0 1/4 to take sixth place in the weight throw at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... placed third in the weight throw at the Auburn Invitational with a mark of 60-6.

2013 Outdoor Season
Placed 10th at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the hammer throw with a best throw of 174-6 ... finished with a season-best throw of 136-2 in the javelin at the SEC Outdoor Championships, placing 15th ... registered a personal best of 179-0 in the hammer throw at the Samford Multi Invitational, also taking fifth in the javelin with a mark of 123-7 ... posted marks of 130-8 in the javelin and 168-9 in the hammer throw at the LSU Alumni Gold meet ... registered a 160-2 in the hammer and a 122-9 in the javelin at the Spec Towns Invitational ... threw the hammer 151-9 at the Crimson Tide Invitational and 167-7 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, where she also posted a mark of 125-8 in the javelin ... recorded a 174-7 in the hammer and a 132-0 in the javelin at the Alabama Relays.

2013 Indoor Season
Participated in the weight throw at the 2013 SEC Indoor Championships ... recorded a season-high distance of 60-08 1/2 in the weight throw at the Mark Colligan Memorial meet, placing second, and threw the shot put 33-3 1/4 (11th) ... placed fourth in the Indiana Relays weight throw, at 57-11 1/4 ... recorded a 56-1 1/4 weight throw for a seventh-place finish at the Auburn Invitational ... threw a 56-4 in first meet of indoor season at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener to place sixth in the weight throw.

2012 Outdoor Season
Threw a season best of 141-1 to finish fourth in the javelin at the SEC Championships ... also was 11th in the SEC hammer throw with a toss of 154-6 ... finished first in the javelin (133-8) and fourth in the hammer throw (160-3) at the Samford Invitational ... marked a 148-6 and 118-6 in the hammer throw and javelin, respectively, at the Auburn Invitational ... threw a 147-10 in the hammer throw at the Spec Towns Invitational ... marked a 160-5 in the hammer at the Ole Miss Invitational ... set a season-best in the hammer throw at the Alabama Relays with a mark of 161-7 ... placed sixth in the javelin with a 132-10 at the Bulls Invitational.

Prep and Personal
Coached by Joe Picataggio at West Orange High School ... first team all-state in 2011 ... first team all-conference and first team All-Group Four in 2011 ... placed fourth at the 2010 New Balance Invitational ... also played volleyball, earning 2010 Worrall Newspaper All-Area honors ... competed three years (2007-10) for the Atlantic Valley Volleyball Club ... won the Humanitarian Award as a senior ... member of the Spanish Club, French Club, Student Council Jubilee Choir, National Honor Society, and Science Honors Society ... daughter of Renard and Tiffani Barnes.